Monday, 11 October 2010

The Salon Returns tomorrow night (Tuesday 12th October)

Local poets Betty Tindal and Doug Curran will be at old parish hall at 19 East Morton, Street, Thornhill, tomorrow ( Tuesday 12th October). They are the guests for Thomas Tosh’s second Salon night. They will be performing poems from their Source to Solway set, which plots the journey of the River Nith through Nithsdale, on its way to the sea.

The poems, written by Betty, are read by the author and Doug, and are rich in detail gathered from locals and fishermen alike. The readings have a musical accompaniment provided by Doug on an Appalachian dulcimer hand-crafted in his workshops at Crawick, Sanquhar, and will feature the slow air 'The Winding Banks o' Nith', specially written by Doug to accompany the set.
Betty will also recite a selection of poems themed around 'Time and Tide’. These works are inspired by the author’s experiences around the coast, and on various islands which she visited as a volunteer with the Scottish National Trust Archaeology projects.

And Doug will also perform his wide ranging poetical observations of life in places as far apart as rural Galloway to the Far East. His poetry will have you wiping away a tear one moment, before his wry sense of humour reduces you laughter the next.

The Salon starts at 7.30pm and entry is free.

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